We encourage you to use the RiSC program materials in your educational programs and lessons. Please note that the RiSC Curriculum is jointly copyrighted by the Research Foundation of CUNY and the National Wildlife Federation and is subject to the Fair Use Doctrine under U.S. copyright law.


Teachers interested in gaining access to the RiSC curriculum are asked to complete a pre-survey at this link:  RiSC Curriculum Inquiry Survey   


Guidelines are as follows:

  • The materials are used exclusively for educational/non-commercial purposes.

  • The materials are used with full attributions to the RiSC program and its partnership between Brooklyn College, the National Wildlife Federation, The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, the NYC Department of Education, New York Sea Grant and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • The materials must be used in the format that they are currently designed. If you want to make changes to them, we need to discuss how they will be adapted and what changes you will make before they are used.

  • When possible, we would like to be apprised of how the materials are used and any resulting media coverage so that we can share with our funders and partners.


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